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The Resource Confronting history : a memoir, George L. Mosse, with a foreword by Walter Laqueur

Confronting history : a memoir, George L. Mosse, with a foreword by Walter Laqueur

Label
Confronting history : a memoir
Title
Confronting history
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
George L. Mosse, with a foreword by Walter Laqueur
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Just two weeks before his death in January 1999, George L. Mosse, one of this century's great historians, finished writing his memoir, a fascinating and fluent account of a remarkable life that spanned three continents and many of the major events of the twentieth century. Writing about the events of his life through a historian's lens, Mosse gives us a personal history of our century. This is a story told with the clarity, passion, and verve that entranced thousands of Mosse's students and that countless readers have found, and will continue co find, in his many scholarly books. Confronting History describes Mosse's opulent childhood in Weimar Berlin; his exile in Parts and England, including boarding school and study at Cambridge University; his second exile in the U.S. at Haverford, Harvard, Iowa, and Wisconsin; and his extended stays in London and Jerusalem. Mosse also deals with matters of personal identity. He discusses being a Jew and his attachment to Israel and Zionism. He addresses has gayness, his coming out, and his growing scholarly interest in issues of sexuality. This touching memoir, sometimes harrowing, often humorous, is guided in part by Mosse's belief that "what man is, only history tells, " and by his constant themes of the fate of liberalism, the defining events that can bring about the generational political awakenings of youth (from the anti-fascism struggles of the 1930s to the campus anti-war movement of the 1960s, the meanings of masculinity and racial and sexual stereotypes, the enigma of exile, and -- most of all -- the importance of finding one's self through the pursuit of truth, and through an honest and unflinching analysis of one's place in the context of his times
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-1999
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mosse, George L.
Dewey number
  • 940.5/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D15.M668
LC item number
A3 2000
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
000099315
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mosse, George L.
  • Historians
Label
Confronting history : a memoir, George L. Mosse, with a foreword by Walter Laqueur
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Introduction: on native ground -- The setting -- Family matters -- Building character in Salem -- Experiencing exile -- Political awakenings -- Gaining a foothold -- The Iowa years -- Finally home -- Confronting history -- Journey to Jerusalem -- Excursus: London as home -- The past as present
Control code
ocm41465906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 219 pages
Isbn
9780299165802
Lccn
99006425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780299165802
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41465906
Label
Confronting history : a memoir, George L. Mosse, with a foreword by Walter Laqueur
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Introduction: on native ground -- The setting -- Family matters -- Building character in Salem -- Experiencing exile -- Political awakenings -- Gaining a foothold -- The Iowa years -- Finally home -- Confronting history -- Journey to Jerusalem -- Excursus: London as home -- The past as present
Control code
ocm41465906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 219 pages
Isbn
9780299165802
Lccn
99006425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780299165802
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41465906

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